by Eric Ginsburg

The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled by Eric Ginsburg

Three killed, more injured in tragedy

Mary Ann Holder, 36, shot and killed her son, Robert Dylan Smith and injured numerous others before killing herself on Sunday, the police said. Holder’s 14-year-old son, Zachary, and 8-year old niece, Hannaleigh Suttles, died the next day as a result of the shootings. Holder also shot her son’s girlfriend, her nephew, Richard Brian Suttles, and her former lover, Randall Scott Lamb. All of the victims except Lamb were children, and are in critical condition after being shot in the head. Lamb was shot in the shoulder and elbow. The shootings happened at three different locations that morning.

Gift card exchange turns into stick up

Greensboro police responded to a call from the Wendy’s parking lot on Summit Avenue at 7 p.m. on Nov. 14. According to the victim, she was there to meet the suspect to buy a Wendy’s gift card, but instead the suspect pulled out a gun and demanded money before fleeing in a burgundy four-door Sedan.

Suspects jump from third story to escape

Somehow two suspects were able to jump out of a third-story window after holding someone up and then escape on foot. Police said the victim allowed the two men into their home before being held up and robbed just before 11 p.m. on Nov. 17 on Cunningham Street in Greensboro. The police report did not state what property was taken, but it’s hard to imagine jumping three stories with a television or stereo in hand.

84-year old victim of purse snatching

It seems like Wendy’s is the flavor of the week for robberies. On Nov. 17. An 84-year old woman had her purse snatched from behind at Wendy’s on Randleman Road in Greensboro and was knocked to the ground in the incident at approximately 6:40 p.m. She was transported to the hospital after sustaining superficial injuries. The investigation is ongoing.